Kahlana Barfield Revealed the Brand of Her Signature Red Lip

When I first discovered Kahlana a couple of years ago, I had no idea that she was a Beauty Editor at Large for one of the biggest Style Magazines.  Honestly, I thought she was just a woman with amazing style.

The first thing that drew my eye to Kahlana was her bold red lip that was one of the main elements that make up her signature look.  Kahlana's makeup is typically understated. Her skin is flawless so she highlights her favorite feature, her lips, in a stunning red shade.  

Since she' able to wear a red lip so effortlessly,  I always wondered which brand she chose as her holy grail red lipstick.
Keep in mind that, as beauty editor of a major publication, Kahlana is exposed to endless makeup brands.  I'm sure she's tested hundreds of hues.  When she finally revealed her go-to red lip, I had pen and paper in hand. 

I wasn't even surprised to learn that her everyday lip product was Dragon Girl velvet matte lip pencil by NARS.  Their quality is absolutely amazing.  So far, I have a few favorites from NARS which include.

So far, I've amassed 5 of the velvet lip pencils but apparently, I'm still missing one from my collection. Now I'm itching to try their lip pencil in Dragon Girl thanks to Kahlana's recommendation.  She claims that it's a red pencil with blue undertones. The blue undertone really compliments darker skin tones.  Currently, I blend 3 different shades to create a suitable red.  Maybe I can save myself some trouble and just pick up Dragon Girl once and for all.

For those of you who have never experienced a NARS Velvet Matte Pencil before, I should inform of their amazing qualities.  Basically, they are vibrant lip pencils that apply perfectly smooth, creamy and hydrated. No lip gloss necessary.  The color payoff is absolutely phenomenal so you don't even need lipstick.  I'm pretty sure Kahlana appreciates how much this makes her lips pop in her fabulous Instagram pics.  These pencils are perfect for summer when you're a little skittish about walking around with a lipstick in your purse.  They don't melt, and they won't make a mess. 

 They're priced similarly to higher end lipstick. But don't let the price scare you because their quality is top notch.  Don't think of them as a lip pencil, them of them as your future favorite lip product.  I'm not an avid lipstick wearer. So one thing I appreciate about these lip pencils is how they maintain their quality over time. I've noticed that some of my lesser worn (but loved) lipsticks have started to go rancid. But that doesn't seem to be a problem with these amazing lip pencil lipsticks.

Now that the secret's out! We should all be curious to test this shade to find out if it's indeed the perfect red lip.


  1. This colour is definitely to die for and yes, Nars velvet lip pencil are worth the investment. This colour is one of my favs, but can i also suggest Hourglass Icon- its another red-blue lipstick that looks phenomenal on our skin.

  2. Have you tried sephora matte lip stain in shade 01? I have not tried any other red since I found this. It is perfection.

  3. thank you SO much for posting this..finally got my hands on it today and it's AMAZING! I've been following her for awhile and always wondered what red she was wearing


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